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The Impossible

Directed by Roxann Dawson
United States, 2018
Biography, Drama


When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth’s mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.

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  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Breakthrough

    Even though trying to cut through all the mawkishness and cloying sentimentality is as tough as a $6 steak, "Breakthrough" gets points for its admittedly moving story and showing the way teens come together and rally. Problems do arise when the film alludes to the idea that faith is what ultimately saved John, and its unwilling to confront the "why me?" question, yet it manages to be captivating, if obvious.

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